Leicester attractions

Leicester attractions

Countryside south of LeicesterLeicester is the county of Leicestershire, an area of pleasant countryside and cities with a strong historical and industrial heritage. The fertile Vale of Belvoir (pronounced "beever") is overlooked by its stately castle, while nearby is Melton Mowbray, pork pie capital of the world. Leicestershire is a diverse county that is rich in both culture and history. The numerous museums in the county house many objects of local, national and international importance.

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Attractions Mallory Park (Motorsport) Ltd, Mallory Park Circuit, Kirkby Mallory, Leicester, LE9 7QE. Tel: 01455-842931. If you have ever wanted to drive around a racing circuit, Mallory Park offers you a range of exciting activity days. Mallory Park is situated in the village of Kirkby Mallory, just off the A47, between Leicester (11 miles) and Hinckley. There is easy access by road and all major cities are in reach. The nearest British Rail station is at Nuneaton. www.mallorypark.co.uk. About 8 miles west of Leicester.

Mallory Park Circuit

 Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre and Country Park

Attractions Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre and Country Park, Sutton Cheney, Nr Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV13 OAD. Tel: 01455 290 429. Historic site of the Battle of Bosworth Field 111485 where King Richard 111 was defeated by the future Henry V11. Award-winning interpretation of the Battle with the Visitor Centre giving a complete insight into medieval times. About 10 miles west of Leicester.

 Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre and Country Park

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Attractions Foxton Locks, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. You can explore the locks and surroundings at any time. Some of the attractions on site have individual opening hours. Foxton Canal Museum Tel: 0116 2792 657. www.foxtonlocks.com. About 8 miles south of Leicester.

Foxton Locks, Market Harborough

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Attractions Busy canal-side boatyard and shop, situated at the bottom of the famous flight of 10 staircase locks, on the Grand Union Canal. Foxton Boat Services Ltd, Bottom Lock, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA. Tel: 0116 2792 285. www.foxtonboats.co.uk. About 8 miles south of Leicester.

Attractions Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood. Contact: Estate Office, Deer Barn Buildings, Country Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE. Tel: 0116 2362713. Leicestershire's most visited country park with 830 acres, deer herd, and river. There is a shop, visitor centre & cate. Nearby are the Bradgate House Ruins which stand as a reminder of the time when Lady Jane Grey was resident there. About 5 miles north of Leicester.

Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood

Attractions University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leics., LE2 2NE. Tel/fax 0116-271-2933. Entrance to the Botanic Garden is FREE. 16 acres display an array of interesting features, including an arboretum, a herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, a water garden. www.le.ac.uk. About 3 miles south east of Leicester.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Attractions Leicester Racecourse Co Ltd, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL. General Race day enquires: 0116 271 6515. With 30 race meetings a year, Leicester Racecourse is one of the top courses in the UK. Leicester boast some decent racing including the Leicestershire Stakes in April. The racecourse is adjacent to the A6 (turn off at junction 21 of the M1) at Oadby, two miles south of the city centre. Free parking is available. www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk. About 2 miles south east of Leicester.

Leicester Racecourse

Attractions Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 5QS. Tel: +44 (0) 116 247 8030 / 8040. The museum is home to the Cold War jet collection - Vulcan, Victor, Hunter, Canberra, Comet, Lightning, Harrier, Seahawk, Sea vixen, Buccaneer, Jet provost, Super Guppy, Iskra, Jaguar. About 8 miles south of Leicester. Photograph of Vulcan Bomber over Leicestershire 18th October 2007

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